Kenya is one of the most powerful countries in Africa and also boasts some of the most amazing areas to investigate and explore. The Rift Valley, numerous state parks, local villages and many different cities are all available for traveler’s enjoyment. If you are new to the nation, you may have some questions about where to go and what to see. Here are some of the top destinations in Kenya.
Mombasa – The city of Mombasa is famous for many things, though the quality of the area’s beaches is one of the top reasons. Mombasa is a thriving city, filled with nightlife, clubs, bars, shops and more. However, for the traveler seeking a quiet place to get away from it all, a short trip outside the city will yield pleasant results. The coastal areas around the city are home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches and have been long known to international travelers.
Masai Mara National Reserve – Almost 1,000 square miles make up this amazing preserve. The Mara River runs through the center of rolling plains, while the Esoit Oloololo Escarpment rises at the rear of the park. Lions can be found throughout the park, as can cheetahs, leopards, elephants, zebras, and hippos.
Wildebeest Migration, crossing the Mara Sias van Schalkwyk
The Wildebeest Migration – One of the most amazing sights in Africa is the incredible wildebeest migration each year. The migration begins in February, and includes the calving season. Each year, 1.8 million wildebeests migrate from the Serengeti in search of more fertile grazing areas for their young. Visitors to the area can enjoy the sight of this incredible migration with a safari or sightseeing tour.
Lake Magadi – Unlike other lakes in the Rift Valley, Lake Magadi sees few tourists each year. The reason for this is that it lies off the beaten path. However, renting a vehicle and making the drive can have huge rewards. The lake is incredibly rich in minerals, providing homes and food for numerous species of birds and other wildlife. Maasai tribesmen travel to the region frequently and can provide you with a guide to the lake and the area (for a fee, of course).
There is much more to see and do in Kenya, including trips to Nairobi and Lake Victoria. You’ll enjoy numerous benefits when you visit this beautiful nation.